Our Company

We are a cornerstone in aquaculture innovation.

Seaweed is one of nature’s wonder and an ultimate gift from the sea. Grown and produced primarily in the Philippines, Eucheuma seaweed is continually being developed through the years to maximize its potential in providing food innovation for different food applications, helping our large network of seaweed farmers attain sustainability while providing clients specific and tailor-made blends that will improve their products.

For more than 50 years, RICO Carrageenan through W Hydrocolloids, Inc. constantly innovates in providing optimum food solutions around the globe making Rico Carrageenan the world’s preferred carrageenan brand. Centered on passion for growth with the aim to provide only the best in the food solutions business, we continue to make products more reliable and valuable for our customers.



Our mission is to develop and provide innovative and quality carrageenan-based food ingredients complemented by excellent services, building long term partnership with our customers.

We are our customers’ brand of choice, and we want to create meaningful opportunities for our partners, while making relevant contributions to our community.


To be the market leader in the carrageenan-based food ingredients industry, recognized for our world-class products, achieving sustainable growth through continued innovation, excellent services and competitive pricing.

Our Values